April 21, 2009

That Feingold statement on Bybee

The memos offer some of the most explicit evidence yet that Mr. Bybee and others authorized torture and they suggest that grounds for impeachment can be made.
— Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI)
I'd like to hear them. I read the Constitution to mean Judge Bybee is entitled to the office he now holds "during good Behavior," and he simply wasn't holding that office during the (alleged) bad.

And I don't think the Senate gets a do-over on advice and consent.

Pat Robertson would have a better shot at impeaching David Souter on account of Planned Parenthood v. Casey.


Anonymous said...

Interesting: "if Judge Bybee had written opinions comparable to those he issued as an assistant attorney general from the federal bench, while Congress would no doubt have found them offensive, they would not be a basis for impeachment."

Anonymous said...

so i guess we won't be able to say bye-bye to Bybee just because the torture memo was his baby.